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Year 6 Residential Trip to France

 

We took some of our Year 6 children for a 5 day stay at Le Chateau De Broutel in Rue, France.
The children got the chance to try out so many new learning opportunities such as using the French language skills that they have learned whilst managing their budgets, working out how to pay in French shops and markets and learning how to look after themselves and each other in a new place. Some of the children were even brave enough to try snails! There were lots of positive comments about their politeness and behaviour along the way which made us very proud.

The children and staff all had an amazing time and made memories that will last a lifetime! 

Day 1 - Travel to France via ferry, introductions and tour, campfire

Day 2 - Trip to Etaples market, park visit, chocolate factory tour and shop, film night

Day 3 - Trip to Disneyland Paris

Day 4 - Rue tour, Le Touquet shops and beach, cookie factory tour, disco

Day 5 - French Supermarket, travel home via ferry

Feedback from parents

 

"We wanted to express our deepest gratitude to all school staff for organising and chaperoning the Year 6 residential trip to France. It was an incredible experience for our daughter and she returned home full of stories and excitement. Your dedication in providing such enriching opportunities for the students is truly commendable. Not only did our daughter have a fantastic time exploring France's culture and history but she also learned valuable lessons about independence, responsibility, money management, time management and team work"

"Thank you so much for taking the children away for this amazing experience, I have one happy boy who has made amazing memories that he will never forget!"

"Thank you for organising such a healthy, happy and safe trip away, he has had an amazing time!"

"Our daughter is tired but cannot stop talking about all of the rides at Disney, the different day trips and the place they stayed, she loved it so much"

"Thank you so much, he had a brilliant time and I have never heard him talk about something so much. He has loved every minute of it"

"Thank you so much for giving our kids the best time ever, my daughter hasn't stopped talking about it"

"Thank you so much for taking them, I am so glad they went because they have never been to Disney. They won't stop telling me about the scary rides, how clean and nice the accommodation was and they both said the ferry made them feel dizzy! Thank you for the daily updates, it was really appreciated!"

 

Year 6 activity week

 

Some of our Year 6 children had the opportunity to spend the week doing some amazing extra curricular activities!

They went bowling, enjoyed a trip to the cinema, had a visit to the local heritage centre and had a visit from the local community chef. They finished the week with a French day where they got to try French food and practise their French language skills!

Wimbledon footballer Kev Cooper and Eastenders actor Ricky Groves came to talk to us in assembly today about a special celebrity charity football match that is taking place on the island

Thank you to all those that attended our Term 3 Open Afternoon, the children loved seeing you and sharing their learning journeys with you!

Michael from Creepy Claws came to do a special assembly about the animals he looks after. He brought a snake, a tarantula and a hedgehog to meet us!

He will be running an after school club next term!

Young voices at the O2

 

Well done to the Young Voices Choir for an amazing performance at the O2 Arena. They were amazing ambassadors for the school and took part in rehearsals and the performance with dedication and enthusiasm. It was a fantastic experience for all involved!

Fantastic Football!

 

Well done to the girls who represented our school on 8/1/24 in a school football match.

Unfortunately the result was not in our favour but each and everyone of them tried their hardest in some very wintery conditions.

They showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the entirety of the game and we are all so proud of them!

Year 6 Choir

 

The Year 6 choir were performing again today, this time at the Frailty Ward at the local hospital. They had a special guest performer alongside them - Oreo the trainee guide dog!

Year 6 Choir

 

Our Year 6 Choir were invited to perform at the Oasis School Community Dementia Cafe. There were performances from 2 other schools and also a visit from the Lady Mayor.

Year 5 Choir

 

Our Year 5 choir took part in a Christmas Jamboree at Highsted Grammar School with 7 other local primary schools. They spent lots of lunchtimes practising before a day of rehearsals and the final performance. They were amazing and lots of people commented on how beautifully they sang!

Donated bikes

 

We were very lucky to receive some refurbished and recycled bikes to sell at our Christmas fair. Click on the link to find out more!

Year 6 Choir Christmas Tour!

 

Our Year 6 choir have been in demand this year! We began by singing at our local garden centre as part of their Christmas Craft fair. We will also be performing at the Oasis Academy Dementia Cafe and for the residents of Minster Hospital as well as for parents and children at the end of term!

Children in Need

 

We dressed in spotty or bright clothes to raise money for children in need. Altogether we raised £585, well done everyone!

Diwali Workshops

 

This week our children attended Diwali workshops. They took part in some special dance activities and learned about Diwali traditions to support their learning in class.

National Poetry Day

 

We supported National poetry day by creating a range of different poems and then sharing them with visitors in the afternoon.

Macmillan Coffee Sessions

 

We supported the Macmillan Coffee fundraising event. There were three sessions across the day and they were all so well supported. Thank you to everyone who baked, donated cakes and attended with their children. We managed to raise just over £800 which is incredible!

SMSC GOLD award

 

We are delighted to have received our Gold Level SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, cultural) education award for the second time. This award recognises our contribution to values based education which ensures that every pupil can meet the expectation of our 'be the best you can be' vision. We have also been asked to become a beacon school which is very exciting!

Whole School Coronation Song

 

Song writer Nathan Timothy came in to work with the children to create a whole school song which the children helped to write, arrange and perform. They created an amazing song that we are all really proud of.

Click on the link below to listen to it!

Together For The First Time.

Halfway Houses Primary School.

All about the King

All about the celebration

King and the Crown

Together for the first time

Blue, white and red

A flag on the cake

It’s a special day

Sing our song

Sing along!

Riding in a carriage

Through the streets of London

Waving through the window

Everybody cheering

Having lots of fun

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

All about the King

All about the celebration

King and the Crown

Together for the first time

Blue, white and red

A flag on the cake

It’s a special day

Sing our song

Sing along!

We’re gonna have a party

Lots of people gather

Watch the soldiers marching

with horses on the streets

The King reigns over us

The King reigns over us

God save our gracious King

God save our gracious King

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

This will be our first Coronation

All about the King

All about the celebration

King and the Crown

Together for the first time

Blue, white and red

A flag on the cake

It’s a special day

Sing our song

Sing along!

Listen to the trumpets play!

Bap ba da bup bup baaa

God save the King!

God save the King!

Listen to the trumpets play!

Bap ba da bup bup baaa

Salute! Salute!

We’re crowing a King

He’s wearing a crown

We’re crowing a King

He’s wearing a crown

We’re crowing a King

He’s wearing a crown

We’re crowing a King

He’s wearing a crown

Make way, make way

For the King

Make way, make way

For the King

Make way, make way 

For the King

Make way, make way

For the King 

Fish and chips!

Tea and scones

Victoria sponge

Crumpets,

Jam Roly Poly,

Hot sausage rolls!

Party Time!

Party Time!

Wear purple for epilepsy awareness day

 

Well done to Phoebe and Lolah for putting the day together with the help of Joel to raise awareness and discuss your experiences of epilepsy, you were amazing!

Science Week

 

The whole school took part in Science Week and had a great time exploring and investigating. The children explored their fingerprints and tested out dunking biscuits!

Science Fair

 

It was fantastic to see so many amazing projects at the science fair today, well done to all involved.

Book Week 2023

 

What an amazing week it has been! We began Monday with the story of 'Amazing Grace' read by Mrs Fordyce to all of the children. On Tuesday we focussed on  poetry and the children worked on their own versions of poems in their classrooms. On Wednesday we bought our favourite types of texts in and shared them with each other. Thursday was PJ day and the AR competition where we tried to read and quiz on as many different books as possible. Finally on Friday we all dressed up as our favourite book characters and decorated our classroom doors. The costumes were amazing!

Activities from Aldi

 

We were very grateful to receive some gift pacts from Aldi which contained some great activity books and some dinosaur fruit snacks. The children very much enjoyed them!

Safer internet day 7.2.23

 

We have been doing various activities today linked to learning about internet safety. This story encourages children to speak out and get help if they don't feel safe. Scan the QR code to read the story.

Christmas Reading Challenge

Can you complete our Christmas Reading Challenge to be in with the chance of a prize... Remember you can tick the 'Stories across Zoom' box if you join us tonight at 7pm

Hope to see you there!   

Meeting ID: 375 269 5018     Passcode: Halfway

 

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